Heat Wave Bakes Parts Of The Midwest And Northeast With Extreme Temperatures

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

A heat wave blanketing the northeastern United States is expected to move west after the Fourth of July, bringing risky temperatures as far as southern California, the National Weather Service (NWS) said on Tuesday. The Heat index on Wednesday should fall below the 100 mark for the first time since Sunday. The director the New York State Office for the Aging is warning senior citizens and their caregivers about high temperatures.

FRIDAY: Very humid with showers and storms developing. The biggest risk with these storms is heavy rain and lightning. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. This hot, humid, and stagnant air mass will allow for temperatures to climb well into the upper 90s by late this afternoon, with a few spots possibly touching the triple digits. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with the best chances north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor.

Expect a high in the mid-90s with a heat index above 100ºF on Independence Day.

Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. Wistar said there could be spotty thunderstorms on Wednesday or Thursday, but they won't cool the air much.

The longest heat waves on record in CT lasted a total of 10 days. Overnight temperatures should fall back into the 60s, and the highs should be in the low 80s over the weekend. Los Angeles is expected to reach 101 degrees on Friday while Las Vegas is forecast to reach 112 degrees.

Tuesday also marks the fifth day of a heat wave with highs in the 90s.

"Relief is possible by the end of the week into the following weekend, " forecasters wrote.

A disturbance now over Louisiana will bring scattered showers east of San Antonio by midday Wednesday. SUNDAY: Look for a mostly sunny, pleasant afternoon with low humidity and another high around 83.

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